Friday, October 02, 2009

Portland Tweed

Okay, I have a problem. Every time a new yarn arrives I really, really want to knit with it. This morning the yarn is Portland Tweed from Classic Elite. The yarn is 50% Virgin Wool, 25% Alpaca and 25% Viscose. The yarn knits to an Aran weight-18 stitches = 4" on 4.5mm needles. Here are some samples of garments knit with the yarn. There are also two sweaters in Jared Flood's made in Brooklyn knit in Portland Tweed.

Take a minute and type Portland Tweed into Yarns on Ravelry. You will see some great hats and fingerless mitts!!!

The Climbing Vines pullover was originally published in the Winter 2008 Interweave Knits.

From the website - "The designer makes a simple U-neck pullover special with an organic offset motif. Cropped sleeves and a subtle, tweedy alpaca/wool blend yarn make this pullover sweetly feminine. Eyelets and cables carve vines and leaves in low, subtle relief."

If you don't have the issue of Interweave Knits, you can purchase the pattern online from Interweave.

From the book Sunday Brunch (new from Classic Elite for fall/winter 2009), this is the Curved Front Cardigan.

Many women complain that their work place is too hot for a sweater-what can be better than this? Short sleeved but definitely office appropriate.

The pattern for this amazing fair isle cardigan can be found in the new magazine from Classic Elite called Snowy Days.

We are seeing 3/4 length sleeves in many, many designs this fall. The cardigan also has raglan shaping which a lot of knitters want.

This is the garment that really caught my attention. The front shaping is AMAZING!!

You will find the pattern in Classic Elite's Autumn Book 1. Can't you see this with a pair of jeans and a great pair of boots??

Three colours came in today's box. This is a new colour for this fall - 5097 Green Tea.

Colour 5004 Tidal Foam

Colour 5095 - Amaranth

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